Adata expands NVMe SSD portfolio with the XPG SX6000 Pro
NVMe SSDs are now almost as affordable as regular SATA SSDs thanks to the surplus of NAND memory chips on the market. Storage device manufacturers like Adata are mostly focusing on the NVMe standard for mainstream solutions, as the added performance is greatly appreciated by gamers and professional designers. Adata’s latest XPG SX6000 Pro model is specifically designed with those two user categories in mind, plus it comes in a single-sided M.2 2280 package, which reduces its thickness even further, allowing it to easily fit into compact notebooks and mini PCs.
Adata claims that the XPG SX6000 Pro model is up to 4 times faster than the regular SATA SSDs, with sequential read speeds of up to 2,100 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1,500 MB/s. Furthermore, Adata guarantees 250,000 IOPS for 4KB random reads and 240,000 IOPS for random writes. This performance is facilitated through a new Realtek PCIe Gen3x4 controller and second gen 64-layer 3D TLC NAND memory chips.
Some of the proprietary technologies integrated by Adata in the new NVMe SSDs include Host Memory Buffer and SLC Caching, while the MTBF ratings are set to 2 million hours backed by a five-year warranty. Additionally, Adata offers a free licence for the Acronis True Image HD migration software and the usual proprietary SSD Toolbox.
As with most mainstream models, the new XPG SX6000 Pro will be available in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities, although the exact pricing for each variant was not disclosed. Judging by the MSRP of the 512 GB SX6000, the Pro model should be available for around US$170.